DuroMax Elite MX4500E 4,500 Watt 7 HP OHV 4-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator With Wheel Kit & Electric Start

April 10, 2014 - Comment

Great for camping, RVs, sporting events, home back-up power, job sites, and more, the top-of-the-line DuroMax Elite MX4500E gas-powered generator has a 7.0-horsepower air-cooled, 4-stroke engine that cranks out 3,500 constant running watts of power (and a peak of 4,500 watts; learn more about wattage needs below). It includes both a standard recoil start as

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Great for camping, RVs, sporting events, home back-up power, job sites, and more, the top-of-the-line DuroMax Elite MX4500E gas-powered generator has a 7.0-horsepower air-cooled, 4-stroke engine that cranks out 3,500 constant running watts of power (and a peak of 4,500 watts; learn more about wattage needs below). It includes both a standard recoil start as well as an easy electric start.

MX4500E main Never-flat knobby tires.

 

MX4500E panel Fully loaded power panel with electric start
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MX4500E handles Flip-up handle.

This generator is EPA approved with a rating of 69 dBA for quiet operation thanks to its super-quiet muffler, and it’s also safe to use in U.S. National Parks thanks to the super quiet exhaust with spark arrestor.

Note for California residents: This model is not CARB-compliant. Units sold to California must be CARB-compliant.

The MX4500E features a heavy duty steel frame roll cage with four-point fully isolated motor mounts for smooth and quiet operation. This generator is also easily portable thanks to the wheel kit with large, all-terrain knobby tires that will never deflate and a flip-up, stow-away handle. You’ll get up to 8 hours of run time (at 50 percent) from a 4-gallon tank of fuel.

With the electric start, it’s as simple to get this generator going as turning on your car. And if the battery isn’t fully charged, you can use the single-pull recoil cord to start the generator.

The fully loaded power panel features the main controls, including RV switch, engine shutoff switch, volt meter, and circuit breaker. It offers two 120-volt, 20-amp, 3-prong outlets and one 120/240-volt, 30-amp twist-lock outlet (all NEMA Certified).

What’s in the Box

DuroMax generator; battery for electric starter; wheel kit (with never-flat tires and flip-up handle); RV switch for 120-volt, 30-amp power; spark plug wrench; operating instructions

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Compare the DuroMax Elite Portable Generators Model # MX1500 MX4500 MX4500E CARB compliant No No No Running watts 1000 3500 3500 Starting watts 1500 4500 4500 Engine horsepower 3.0 hp 7.0 hp 7.0 hp Starting method Manual Manual Electric Low oil shutdown Yes Yes Yes Fuel tank size (gallons) 1.0 4.0 (steel) 4.0 (steel) Run time @ 50% load 4.5 hours 8 hours 8 hours Outlets (2) 120-volt, 9-amp, 3-prong (2) 120-volt, 20-amp, 3-prong;
(1) 120/240-volt, 30-amp twist-lock (2) 120-volt, 20-amp, 3-prong;
(1) 120/240-volt, 30-amp twist-lock Handle style — Flip-up Flip-up Wheel type — Knobby, never-flat Knobby, never-flat Warranty 1-year, limited 1-year, limited 1-year, limited

 

Your Generator Needs

To determine whether a generator is appropriate for your needs, you need to first add up the wattage of tools, appliances, and motors you want to run at the same time. Then select a generator with the running wattage rating to match or exceed the total load.

Keep in mind that tools and appliances with electric motors require additional surge wattage at startup that can be double or triple the normal running wattage requirement. Look at the surge watts required and make sure you choose a generator with enough additional wattage to start them. (And remember that you’re typically not starting more than half of the items at the same time.)

Here’s a sampling of power ratings for common household appliances.

ITEM RUNNING WATTS SURGE WATTS Furnace Fan (gas or oil only) 1/8 HP 300 500 1/6 HP 500 750 1/4 HP 600 1000 1/3 HP 700 1400 1/2 HP 875 2100 Refrigerator 700 2200 Microwave Oven 625 800 Coffee Maker 1750
0
Toaster 1050-1600 0 Electric Range/Oven 12,500 0 Well Pump 1/3 HP 750 1400   1/2 HP 1000 2350 Sump Pump 1/3 HP 800 1300   1/2 HP 1050 2150 ITEM RUNNING WATTS SURGE WATTS Lights On Bulb

Television 300 0 Garage Door Opener 1/4 HP 550 1100   1/3 HP 750 1400 Portable Heater 100-1500 0 Hair Dryer 1100-1600 0 Iron 1200 0 Water Heaters Gas 500 1500   Electric 7000-7500 0 Computers Desktop 600-800 0   Notebook 200-250 0   Monitor 200-250 0 Printer 400-600 0 Fax Machine 600-800 0 Cordless Telephone 100 0

Note: These are only estimated wattages. Please check your particular appliance for actual wattage.

Product Features

  • Durable 7.0 HP, Electric Start Air-Cooled Engine with Low-Oil Shut-Off.
  • Output: 4500 Watts Max / 3500 Watts Rated
  • Automatic Idle Control
  • 2 – 120vAC 20A 3-Prong Outlets / 1 – 120/240vAC 30A Twist Lock / 1 – 12v DC Battery Charging Outlet.
  • Non-CARB Compliant/Not For Sale In California

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